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    Federer has four months to retire as the All Time Slams Leader

    But first a joke: There was a flood. A man went on the roof of his house. A raft came by. "Get in" said a man in the raft. The man on the roof replied "No thank you. God will save me." A motor boat came by. "Get in" said the driver. The man on the roof replied "No thank you. God will...
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    this doesn’t sit right

    Fed fan here, but I don’t like this...
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    Time to mic the linespeople

    Can’t believe it’s come to this but with all the talking in the stands at USO Ashe, you can’t hear the lines calls half the time - even on tv. I’ve been there and sitting in the higher seats is like watching a match at a bar. If you tell people to quiet down (which always gets you funny looks...
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    Sasha Zvervev

    Is that it for him?
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    Welcome to NY gentlemen

    As a longtime Queens resident, I’m so proud of the way our visitors have assimilated into our culture while visiting. From Djokovic saying “I’ll come and find you”, to Medvedev flipping us off, and finally to Roger for saying “I’m sick of this sh-t”, they really fit right it to everyday life...
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    FINALLY - a next gen with personality

    Medvedev’s post match interview on court was phenomenal. The anti-Theim.
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    It's too hot to play tennis in NY this week

    Real feel is high 90's. You won't hear about it because it's no-names playing this week in qualies, but it's absurd to have a hard court tournament this week in August. The players should strike. There's no reason not to have this tournament in October other than a slight financial advantage...
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    It wasn’t only the CP’s.

    I know the champion points were painful, but this point was the one where you can make the argument he choked. He should have won this one. Side note, very similar to the second cp about 20 minutes earlier.
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    Is OAT necessary?

    People on here seem pretty smart. Is “of All Time” redundant when following “Greatest”?
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    The missed call on the final point

    When Fed was serving 3-6 in the final tiebreaker, there was a missed call that cost him the point. He would have crushed that floater and it would have been 4-6 with another Fed serve. One mini-break. Hardly insurmountable. When the call was made Fed angrily hit the ball into the net -...
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    Assign a Beatle to each Wimbledon Semi Finalist

    Title says it all. Mods, feel free to delete this stupid thread.
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    Dear Guy Forget

    I know you've been dealt a bad hand with the weather, but here's what to do. Reschedule all matches to Saturday. Move the championship to Monday - period. A Saturday with those four guys will make the FO relevant again - leapfrogging AO into 3rd place, maybe even 2nd if USO has another bad...
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    I don’t get the IW worship here

    Half filled for Osaka. 3/4 filled for Federer v Stan. Not loud for any match. And you want to ditch NYC for this? I realize that a majority of the ticket holders were awaiting arraignment for the college admissions scandal, but still. . .
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    Best Three Slam Resurgence for Tennis?

    Each of the big three have won three slams since 2017 after going winless for at least two years. Which resurgence does the most to promote the game?
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    The unsung winner of AO 2019

    Dan Medvedev. The only guy to lay a glove on Novak all tournament. If you saw the match, you’d know Novak was legit flustered. 9 years younger than any of the big three. Mentally strong. Watch for this dude.
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    New poem at AO ‘19?

    Here in the US, we are treated to the same filler commercial from the Australian board of tourism every year. My compatriots know the one - the beach visuals with a voiceover by a woman who barely has the strength to speak. Is 2019 the year we get a new filler spot?
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    What might have been

    As we wait for the next grand slam to start in the next few weeks, what match do you think would have had the biggest impact of the loser’s career if the results were switched. Last 5 years only. Not counting finals.
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    Why not Steve Johnson for Laver Cup

    Steve Johnson is one of the best team tennis players of all time. USC won four NCAA consecutive championships when he was there and he was player of the year for two of them. I wonder if they consider the team angle when they invite players or is marketability given priority.
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    Happy 1st Anniversary of 37, Roger!

    One year ago today, Roger Federer was defeated by Juan Martin del Potro at the 2017 US Open. Upon that event, the TTW forum members began declaring him 37 years old. Congratulations on making it through your first year of being 37 Roger! May your second 37th year be as fruitful.
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    Millman definition

    There was a thread earlier asking to describe John Millman in one word. Little known fact, there is already a definition of the word. Millman (MILLman) noun. The millman (old English: mill man) is the inferior player a superior player purposely loses to in order to avoid the succeeding...
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    Thank you Dominic Thiem

    The day after Labor Day is the worst one of the year. End of summer, back to school, shorter days and Rafa over Anderson in straight sets. But wait a second. What’s that? A reason to look forward to September 4th? It’s Nadal v Thiem! An actual match for Rafa at Flushing Meadows for the...
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    My impressions of US Open 2018

    Random thoughts: New Louis Armstrong Stadium is beautiful. It's like a minor-league baseball ball park with no bad seats and a completely open feeling so you can see tennis while walking around the stadium. They just have fix these hideous huge brown side panels. I don't know their purpose -...
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    Which under 30 player would have had a chance?

    against the level of tennis we saw last night/today? Not just the talent, but the stamina? the only player I can think of is Stan and he’s obviously not <30. I don’t see anyone beating both these guys in a tournament for a long time.
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    Boola Boola - Let's Hear it for College Tennis

    Kevin Anderson played in the 2007 National College Championship for Illinois. He lost to UGA's John Isner. Support your local college tennis program - try to go to match sometime. They're amazing players, no matter the division.
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    Who will the crowd be rooting for tomorrow?

    Isner/Anderson a combined 2-25 against Djoko/Rafa, so tomorrow is the final. Who will the crowd be rooting for? Novak intentionally made himself the heel which was awesome and woke him from his two year slumber. But I know how crazy Brits are for Fed and the slam record will be in their...
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    Fed Fans Rooting for Novak Friday?

    What if Novak wins? Rafa's going to take the Majors race anyway. With a Novak win, Fed might be looking at third place when it's all said and done. It'd take quite the lawyer to argue the best of all time from third.
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    In the words of Johnny Cochran "If you don't bet Marin, you will not win"

    I love Fed too, but his game is now about constructing points against pushers and hitting winners at the exact right time. Lucky for Fed, most players on the tour now are pushers. Cilic won't give him the chance to set it up. He'll go for it early. And unlike similar player Kyrgios, he won't...
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    If Chung Wins It All - Goodbye AO

    If Chung beats Fed and wins it all this weekend, expect talk about moving the Australian Open to an Asian country in the next five years - as it should. If you go to any tennis academy in the US, Asian children are well represented. In the WTA, the two most interesting players are both Asian...
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    Cold weather affects my balls

    i kept a basket of fairly new tennis balls in my trunk last night (38 degrees) and now none of them are bouncing. Will the air come back if I take them inside or are they batting practice only now?
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    Is Nadal Beatable?

    I watched the Kyrgios/Nadal match yesterday and was amazed at Nadal's ability to take everything Kyrgios had and return it deep. Kyrgios was absolutely crushing the ball and Nadal just hit it back until he could set himself up for a winner. The unbelievable strength it takes to return those...
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